Polyanthuses
Polyanthus Pol`y*an"thus (p[o^]l`[i^]*[a^]n"th[u^]s), n.; pl. {Polyanthuses}. [NL., fr. Gr. poly`anqos rich in flowers; poly`s many + 'a`nqos flower.] [Written also {polyanthos}.] (Bot.) (a) The oxlip. So called because the peduncle bears a many-flowered umbel. See {Oxlip}. (b) A bulbous flowering plant of the genus {Narcissus} ({Narcissus Tazetta}, or {Narcissus polyanthus} of some authors). See Illust. of {Narcissus}. [1913 Webster]

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  • polyanthuses — pÉ‘lɪ ænθəs / pÉ’l n. kind of narcissus with many star shaped flowers …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Narcissus polyanthus — Polyanthus Pol y*an thus (p[o^]l [i^]*[a^]n th[u^]s), n.; pl. {Polyanthuses}. [NL., fr. Gr. poly anqos rich in flowers; poly s many + a nqos flower.] [Written also {polyanthos}.] (Bot.) (a) The oxlip. So called because the peduncle bears a many… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Narcissus Tazetta — Polyanthus Pol y*an thus (p[o^]l [i^]*[a^]n th[u^]s), n.; pl. {Polyanthuses}. [NL., fr. Gr. poly anqos rich in flowers; poly s many + a nqos flower.] [Written also {polyanthos}.] (Bot.) (a) The oxlip. So called because the peduncle bears a many… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • polyanthos — Polyanthus Pol y*an thus (p[o^]l [i^]*[a^]n th[u^]s), n.; pl. {Polyanthuses}. [NL., fr. Gr. poly anqos rich in flowers; poly s many + a nqos flower.] [Written also {polyanthos}.] (Bot.) (a) The oxlip. So called because the peduncle bears a many… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Polyanthus — Pol y*an thus (p[o^]l [i^]*[a^]n th[u^]s), n.; pl. {Polyanthuses}. [NL., fr. Gr. poly anqos rich in flowers; poly s many + a nqos flower.] [Written also {polyanthos}.] (Bot.) (a) The oxlip. So called because the peduncle bears a many flowered… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • polyanthus — /pol ee an theuhs/, n., pl. polyanthuses. 1. a hybrid primrose, Primula polyantha. 2. a narcissus, Narcissus tazetta, having small white or yellow flowers. [1620 30; < NL < Gk polýanthos having many flowers. See POLY , ANTHOUS] * * * …   Universalium

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  • polyanthus — UK [ˌpɒlɪˈænθəs] / US [ˌpɑlɪˈænθəs] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms polyanthus : singular polyanthus plural polyanthuses a small garden plant with bright flowers …   English dictionary

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